Concepción has a new queen of the Orchid, the festival will take place from October 15 to 17

October 7, 2021, 2:08 PM

October 7, 2021, 2:08 PM

Jorge Huanca, correspondent in Concepción

the traditional Orchid Festival, that is celebrated in Concepción, already has a sovereign that will decorate the organized party for the days 15, 16 and 17 of October. María Belén Castedo Suárez (18), a student of the 2021 Promotion of the Guadalupe Fe y Alegría school, is the queen of the twenty-first Orchid Festival.

Maria Belen is orchid lover, noted violinist of the Martin Schmid orchestra, as well as an excellent athlete. As sovereign, she has been promoting the event in the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, together with the municipal authorities.

The Orchid Festival not performed in the previous two yearsas a consequence of the forest fires in 2019 and the Covid-19 pandemic, in 2020.

The Municipal Government of Concepción, in coordination with Cepad, decided to return to face-to-face activity, keeping all biosecurity measures due to the pandemic. According to the latest report from the César Banzer hospital, Concepción has only five active cases of coronavirus.

The El Carmen community (30 km from Concepción) will be the main host and where an ecological hiking circuit will be carried out, while in the Santa Rita community (10 km) the living culture will be lived.

In the population there will be an exhibition and sale of orchids brought by breeders and nurseries from different regions of the department and the country.

María Belén Castedo Suárez, sovereign of the Orchid Festival.

Noted for his musical and sports talent